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Weight Control

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New AR 600-9 hits the Street- What Changed?

Just a quick note to let you know of the changes in AR 600-9.    There are numerous changes.  The following is an extract of the Regulation Summary page.  Notice scales must now be calibrated. Changes the name of the regulation from the Army Weight Control Program to the Army Body Composition Program (title page and throughout). Adds responsibility for Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 (para 2-4). Replaces U.S. Army Reserve Components Personnel Center with U.S. Army Human Resources Command Read more

Example Initial Counseling for a First Sergeant Memorandum

This is an example Initial Counseling for a First Sergeant Memorandum. It can be used as an example of an Initial Counseling for a First Sergeant Memo if you ever need to write one. It covers general expectations for the First Sergeant  and then there are areas of responsibility that are covered which are Training; Maintenance and Appearance; Leadership; and Care. It also covers specific areas of concern which are Accountability; Weight Control; Physical Training; Communication; Attitude; Integrity; Read more

Can overweight Soldiers receive awards?

Can a Soldier receive an award if he is flagged for overweight?.. Read the Answer»

What reg says a Soldier cannot bulk up their neck or suck in their gut during a unit weigh-in?

Is there a regulation that states an individual cannot bulk up their neck or suck in their gut when doing a weigh-in?.. Read the Answer»

Can I use an electronic DA FORM 5000/5501?-UPDATED

All NCOs in my battalion use the electronic DA Form 5500/5501 that populates automatically. I was told there is a MILPER/ALARACT message prohibiting this. Is there? A few NCOs say they have seen it, but cannot show me and I cannot find any reference to this... Read the Answer»

Weight Control Program (WCP) SOP

This SOP prescribes policies and procedures to implement a standardized weight control program within this Battalion IAW AR 600-9, “The Army Weight Control Program” .  The Army traditionally has fostered a military appearance that is neat and trim.  Self-discipline to maintain proper weight distribution and high standards of appearance are essential to every individual in the Army. OBJECTIVES: Ensure that all soldiers are able to meet the physical demands of their duties under combat conditions. Ensure Read more

How often do I have to be weighed?

We usually weigh-in when we take a PT test, but we have been deployed and my commander is making us weigh-in. Don't we only have to do this during PT test?.. Read the Answer»